Research Analyst – Spatial Analysis Position, University of Canterbury

cantThe GeoHealth Laboratory, Department of Geography, University of Canterbury invites applications for a (). This is a three-year fixed term position based in the Health and Disability Intelligence (“HDI”) Unit (part of the Ministry of Health) in Wellington and is available immediately.

The GeoHealth Laboratory is a joint venture between the University of Canterbury (UC) and the New Zealand Ministry of Health. A number of academic staff, postdoctoral researchers, research fellows and postgraduate students who are based in or affiliated with the GeoHealth Laboratory help in providing a supportive research environment. The GeoHealth Laboratory staff are committed to undertaking policy-relevant health research and have a strong track record of publication in high quality peer reviewed journals, as well as regular contributions to various policy documents and media pieces. For further information about the lab see www.geohealth.canterbury.ac.nz/.

The successful applicant will have training and research experience in health and , , social epidemiology and/or related discipline. Combined with strong GIS skills and good quantitative and analytical skills developed through their graduate career including at least 1-2 year relevant GIS work experience.. The appointee will be expected to perform a variety of tasks including: undertaking key GIS and spatial data analyses; providing a level of GIS and research support to staff at the HDI Unit; contributing to various health-related research projects; and contributing to the writing and dissemination of research outputs through peer reviewed publications, conferences and workshops.

Closing Date: 2 September 2009

Location: Wellington